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Meaning of existing by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Present participle of exist .


    existing ( not comparable )

    1. that exists, or has existence, especially that exists now


Explanation of existing by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. having existence or being or actuality

    2. much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran
    3. presently existing

    4. the existing system
    5. existing in something specified

    6. depletion of the oxygen existing in the bloodstream

    Definition of existing by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Exist v. i. [imp. & p. p. Existed; p. pr. & vb. n. Existing.] [L. existere, exsistere, to step out or forth, emerge, appear, exist; ex out + sistere to cause to stand, to set, put, place, stand still, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. exister. See Stand.]
      1. To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual.

      Who now, alas! no more is missed

      Than if he never did exist. Swift.

      To conceive the world . . . to have existed from eternity. South.

      2. To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, “great evils existed in his reign”.

      3. To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, “men can not exist in water, nor fishes on land”.

      Syn. -- See Be.

    2. existing adj.
      1. having existence or being or actuality; as, “much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran”. Opposite of nonexistent. [Narrower terms: active, alive; extant, surviving] Also See: extant.

      Syn. -- existent.

      2. Present. Opposite of absent.

      3. Presently existing; as, “the existing system”.